18 March 2010
Guido Westerwelle, the German Minister of Foreign Affairs and Vice-Chancellor, is tormented, and not because of politics but his private life. Openly-gay, Westerwelle was chastised for bringing his partner Michael Mronz on an offical trip.
The official storyline is that Westerwelle is not being critized because he is gay, but because Mronz (photo), a sports promoter, uses these trips to conduct personal business and to work on his image as a leader in the non-profit Ein Herz für Kinder (A Heart for Children). And what if the real problem, is that there aren’t enough businesswomen in the German politicians’ wife crowd ?
Via RTBF and The Local
25 February 2010
The New York Times has an interesting article on this season's gay Broadway productions as a sign of the changing demographics of gay America. The article suggests that gay theatre, much like the big and small screen Will & Grace et al), is in the midst of a seismic shift from depictions of tragedy and crisis to less political exposés on dating and relationships. Queerty readers weigh-in.
14 December 2009
A gay kiss-in was held in Paris in the shopping district (near the Printemps and Galeries Lafayette shopping center) on december 12. Other kiss-ins took place in a dozen cities, as well as in Belgium and Montréal, Canada. That was the fourth "kiss-in against homophobia" since the one held in front of the Eiffel Tower.